A large group of Taliban soldiers are moving down a road when they hear a voice call from behind a sand-dune. “One American Marine is better than ten Taliban.” The Taliban commander quickly sends 10 of his best soldiers over the dune where upon a gun-battle breaks out and continues for a few minutes, then silence.
The voice then calls out “One American Marine is better than one hundred Taliban.” Furious, the Taliban commander sends his next best 100 troops over the dune and instantly a huge gunfight commences. After 10 minutes of battle, again silence.
The American voice calls out again, “One American Marine is better than one thousand Taliban.” The enraged Taliban Commander musters one thousand fighters and sends them across the dune. Cannon, rocket and machine gun fire ring out as a huge battle is fought. Then silence.
Eventually one wounded Taliban fighter crawls back over the dune and with his dying words tells his commander… “Don’t send any more men, it’s a trap. There are actually two of them.”